Sixers Drown Pelicans

Two teams going in opposite directions met up at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday the 13th.

The free falling New Orleans Pelicans (6-20) were hoping to put an end to their 10 game losing skein while Philadelphia (20-7) held the hot hand, winning 8 of their last 10 games.

Philadelphia had not lost a home game and pushed the streak to 14-0.

The Sixers came out with energy and put up a 39 point first quarter to assume control. 39-25.

The Pelicans showed no quit and answered with a 32 point output of their own to close the half with the home team in front, 62-57.

New Orleans kept battling but with Zion Williamson out due to injury were unable to keep up.

A bright spot for the visitors was Brandon Ingram who knocked down 32 points and former Sixer, JJ Redick chipped in 19.

Philadelphia received a combined 78 points from their big three.

Tobias Harris,30 points, Ben Simmons 24 and Joel Embiid also knocked back 24 to lead the onslaught.

The Sixers had the edge on the rebound side, 47-45 and outshot the Pelicans, 49.4% to 35%.

Philadelphia runs its home record to 14-0 and go on the road to take on the Nets at 6 pm Sunday, December 15.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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